Last week, we told you that Chandler Jones, New England Patriots defensive end and current Super Bowl champion, said he wants to fight his older brother, UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon “Bones” Jones. Chandler said it would be a one-round fight, just for charity, and it was dismissed as an interesting idea but something that would never actually happen. It turns out the fight could theoretically still happen, but it would probably put Chandler out of a job. According to an interview with TMZ Sports, the Patriots VP of Media Relations said:
“It’s not a matter of if we’d allow Chandler to fight his brother. We can’t stop the players from doing what they want. But he might be voiding his contract obligations to the team if he went out and did it.”
“Without getting into a specific contract, there have to be clauses [in contracts] that protect the team … restrictions of physical activity that would risk injury. Whether it be skiing, jumping out of a plane or riding a motorcycle without a helmet in a state that requires one.”
“I think they’re having fun, but do I think fighting is something they’re actually serious about? No.”
Someone didn’t tell Chandler’s teammate and overall ridiculous human being, Rob Gronkowski.
I’m not sure what or how Gronk has been training Chandler, but I know that I have to see their sparring sessions. Also, why is Chandler telling TMZ that he’s looking for his own brother? Do they not communicate directly any more?
As for the other part of the video, I was a little confused that Gronk would be hanging out with Mojo Rawley until the NXT wrestler broke out his “Mojo” dance and everything clicked into place.